Boots, shoes and seeds: The life of Peter Field by John Field

By John Field

Orphaned at 15 months and consigned to an English workhouse: this used to be Peter Field’s bleak commence in lifestyles. yet he made the main of his possibilities, and with a feeling of experience, set out for Australia. There, with strength, labor and entrepreneurial ability, Peter outfitted up a wealthy boot production enterprise in Toowoomba with retail shops all through southern Queensland. He survived insolvency within the Nineties melancholy and contributed generously to the area people and the Church of England.
In retirement, Peter and his spouse, Sarah, verified probably the most well known guesthouses in Toowoomba, which ran effectively for 30 years.
Peter’s tale, advised through his great-grandson, is richly greater with over a hundred photos, maps and figures.

'Boots, sneakers and seeds' used to be the winner of the 2015 Don furnish Award for biography with a family members historical past concentration offered by way of the Australian Institute of Genealogical reviews Inc., and the 2017 kinfolk heritage ebook Award from the Queensland kin historical past Society Inc.

Praise for 'Boots, footwear and seeds':
'a version family members and native background publication' - Dr Ruth S Kerr, The Royal historic Society of Queensland
'gives one a superb view of industrial in an Australian city within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries' - Dr Martin Playne, author

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